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These quizzes are on books by a variety of authors, all of them British. If you are looking for quizzes about a specific British author, you need to look for them in the author-based categories.   

There are 20 quizzes and 225 trivia questions in this category.
Take this hour's trivia quiz: British Literature - Mixed Questions

A quiz every hour! Over 225 questions in rotation. Recent Scores
1
Ben and Stephen and Nick

A quiz on some of my favorite modern British authors. Nothing too high-brow here - what these men have in common is readability and wit.
Average (10 qns)
agony
2850 plays
2
London In Literature

Naturally enough, a lot of English literature is concerned with the capital, and many authors are intimately associated with the city. Here is a quiz on London in literature from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries.
Tough (15 qns)
TabbyTom
2505 plays
3
Famous First Words : Great British Novels

This is the second installment in my "Famous First Words" series. I'll give you some clues, then the first line of a British novel, you just pick the title and author. Watch out: in question ten, I'll give you the author, you pick the novel!
Average (10 qns)
thula2
963 plays
4
Yup, English and Irish Lit

Here are some questions on English and Irish writers, their works, etc., all trivialized for your safety and enjoyment. Enjoy!
Tough (15 qns)
Lofgeornost
1773 plays
5
Writer's Bloc

There is writer's block, and then there is a writer's bloc, an informal grouping of writers with a common association, in this case, all British. See if you can put together these authors or their works from the clues and pictures provided.
Average (10 qns)
CmdrK
525 plays
6
Scottish Literature

Robert Burns is possibly the most famous Scottish writer but there are plenty of others, see how well you know them.
Average (15 qns)
alan03
897 plays
7
A Very British Book

There are books by British writers that are universal. Then there are books by British writers that reflect Britain in a particular time or period with astounding clarity.
Average (10 qns)
Christinap
582 plays
8
Do You Know Your Early British Novels?

This quiz will cover only British novels (no poetry) up to the Modernist period. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
cotton804
1845 plays
9
Let Me Go Look

You might mutter these words as you delve into your collection of books to see who started their books with these words. This collection of words come from the start of various novels all written by British authors. Let's see which ones you recognise.
Average (10 qns)
suomy
1341 plays
10
London Literary Allusions

You will need to know some literary history to do well in this quiz.
Difficult (10 qns)
londoneye98
396 plays
11
English Lit 101

See if you can recall facts about authors, poets and their works found in literature from the British Isles.
Tough (10 qns)
debodun
792 plays
12
A Pictorial Guide to British Literature

A quiz about some popular British authors and their works, with pictorial clues to help you answer.
Average (10 qns)
rossian
675 plays
13
For Your Ayes Only

Aye, laddie - or lassie, as the case may be - a quiz about Scottish literature. Scottish authors, Scottish subjects, or Scottish settings. A wee bit of everything Scots related.
Average (10 qns)
daver852
1155 plays
14
A Picture of British Lit!

Using the pictures as clues, can you identify some of my all-time favorite books from English literature?
Average (10 qns)
coachpauly
714 plays
15
If All Else Fails

If all else fails, I can count on a good book from my home nation to take me to a better place. Here are some British favourites for you to peruse. Beware! Some plot spoilers lie in wait...
Average (10 qns)
malik24
1290 plays
16
Writers From Wales

Wales is a small country which has produced its share of well-known writers, poets and playwrights. Your challenge is to identify them from my clues.
Average (10 qns)
bracklaman
648 plays
17
Opening Lines from British Books

I will give you the opening line/s and name of the author. You should then choose from which of that author's books the quote has been taken.
Tough (10 qns)
rubytops
510 plays
18
Brit Lit Puzzler

A brief tour of some British authors and their works. Your task is, using the photographic clue and any hints, to work out who they are or what they wrote.
Average (10 qns)
suomy
573 plays
19
Post-War British Literature

After the Second World War there were important changes in British Literature. There were the Angry Young Men. There were the voices from the ex-Empire. See for yourself what you still remember of those recent 'past times'.
Tough (10 qns)
flem-ish
1200 plays
20
19th Century British Lit

Your high school teacher would be so proud... or not!
Very Difficult (20 qns)
sampras
2232 plays
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